2014 NCAA Tournament: UCLA’s 5 Most Important Players

UCLA Bruins: 5 Most Important Players for 2014 NCAA Tournament

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In coach Steve Alford’s inaugural season, the UCLA Bruins are sitting pretty as a No. 4 seed in a winnable South Region. The Bruins bring forth a high-octane offense that features a 6-foot-9 point guard and shooters galore. If they can get stops when they need them the most in crunch time, this UCLA team could make a deeper run than most people might think.

5. Bryce Alford

Bryce Alford
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5. Bryce Alford

Bryce Alford
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The coach’s kid has impressed the Pac-12 with his shooting stroke this season, including a 31-point coming-out party against the Ducks. Alford is a ball-handling shooter who is young and could stay around.

4. Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine
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4. Zach LaVine

Zach LaVine
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The bench igniter is averaging 10 points per game. However, his role will only be that unless he can learn how to defend. He is also the team's best NBA prospect.

3. Travis and David Wear

Travis and David Wear
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3. Travis and David Wear

Travis and David Wear
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The Wear twins have become quite the role players in coach Alford’s zone, giving him length and quickness at the four and sweet shooting on the offensive end.

2. Jordan Adams

Jordan Adams
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2. Jordan Adams

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The best scorer on the team is Adams, who provides a slashing type of game to his arsenal. He’s improved his isolation game, scoring 17 points per game to lead the team.

1. Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson
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1. Kyle Anderson

Kyle Anderson
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Having a nickname like “Slo-Mo” probably does not describe Anderson at all. He leads the team in rebounds and assists and is second in scoring. He’s also improved his vision and shooting ability,

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